Impact on Scottish crops if the molluscicide metaldehyde is withdrawn

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Abstract

This report sets out estimates for the crop loss and value to Scottish crop production should the molluscicide metaldehyde be withdrawn. This would leave ferric phosphate as the only available chemical control option. Short term losses are negligible as the substitution of ferric phosphate carries no additional treatment costs and has equivalent efficacy. Longer term there is some risk should resistance arise to this single site mode of action active, and ferric phosphate (although of lower mammalian toxicity to metaldehyde) has some environmental impacts of its own.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPlant Health Centre
Commissioning bodyPlant Health Centre
Number of pages8
EditionPHC2018/02
Publication statusPrint publication - 2018

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ferric phosphate
metaldehyde
molluscicides
crops
crop losses
chemical control
crop production
mechanism of action
environmental impact
toxicity

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Impact on Scottish crops if the molluscicide metaldehyde is withdrawn. / Evans, KA; Burnett, FJ.

PHC2018/02 ed. Plant Health Centre, 2018. 8 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

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